The government bond market in its various forms constitutes one of the most important parts of the fixed income market. ICAP is prominent across all areas of it, with particular recognition for the companyâ€™s presence in US Treasuries and UK Gilts.
The breadth and depth of the global fixed income market ensure that it remains one of the most actively traded in the world. ICAP has a strong expertise in this sector and provides an outstanding broking service of all major international, cross-border and local government bond markets.
Through ETC, ICAP's hybrid platform, the group ensures that customers can buy and trade government bonds in all the major markets across Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
By merging the voice and electronic liquidity pools, ICAP ensures that customers benefit from best execution choice and flexibility, coupled with full straight-through processing (STP).
Traders have the option of trading on ETC, ICAP’s hybrid platform, which facilitates trade execution and price discovery across the Government Bond, Repo and Fixed Income markets.
In 2012, ICAP successfully upgraded the ETC platform to provide access to Australian Corporate Bonds, Inflation Bonds, Repo, Government and Semi-Government Bonds using its proprietary technology.